Internships for Credit

The summer after sophomore year is traditionally the time for your first internship experience.

Internships come in all shapes and sizes—paid, unpaid, for credit or not, full-time or part-time, summer, during the academic year—and play an important role in gaining hands on experience.

Finding Internships

The Newhouse Career Development Center provides assistance in a variety of ways to identify and apply for internships all over the country.

Internships for Credit

Most Newhouse majors allow up to three credits of internship experience to count toward the degree, however please check with your academic adviser in the Academic Advising Office to see how internship credit would factor into your degree. Internship credit rules are also outlined in your Newhouse Fact Book.

Receiving credit for an internship is like taking a class—there is a tuition cost and a final grade. Summer internships registered for credit have associated tuition costs. Typical internships award one credit, but it’s a good idea to check with the employer when inquiring about the internship.

Current summer tuition rates.

Current academic year tuition rates.

Students who want to earn credit for an internship should refer to this guide to navigate the process.

Internship for credit questions? Please contact the Academic Advising Office (316 Newhouse 3) at 443.4722 • • Hours: M-F 8:30a-5p • Summer: M-F 8a-4:30p.


Are there tuition charges for internship credits?

Yes. During the academic year, the cost of credit is absorbed into the 19 credits you pay for (unless you are going over 19 credits that semester). In the summer, there is an additional cost as you will get a grade—it’s the equivalent to a summer class.

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The company is giving me the option of credit or not. What is the best option?

It depends on your major, what your credit needs are and if you’ve already taken an internship for credit. Your best bet is to stop by the Academic Advising Office (316 N3) and speak with your academic adviser to determine your best option. 

That said, many students decide to forego the credit, especially in the summer when it costs additional tuition. The experience is the most valuable part of the internship.

How many credits should I register for?

We recommend registering for only one credit—especially in the summer when you are charged per credit. However, it can vary individually so best to check with Academic Advising.

How do I begin the credit registration process?

The Newhouse School has a process for you to register and earn credit for your internship. Students should refer to this guide to navigate the process.

Are there any things I should keep in mind when taking an internship for credit?

Newhouse requires that all faculty sponsors be current faculty members at Newhouse, even if you are interning abroad. The Academic Advising Office can assist you in identifying Newhouse faculty sponsors.
Start the process as soon as you can. Once you leave campus, getting signatures on the registration paperwork gets difficult—please start early!